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  • Starring: Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny, Tom Kenny
  • Summary: How many sponges do you know who get their own hit cartoon series? The list may be limited, but SpongeBob stands out from the rest. Relentlessly optimistic SpongeBob SquarePants lives in the undersea township of Bikini Bottom, along with an assortment of zany supporting characters. Among them is his best friend, the lovable - but dim - sea star named Patrick; the irritable perfectionist neighbor named Squidward; and an athletic squirrel named Sandy who lives in an undersea treedome. SpongeBob is employed as a fry cook at the local burger place, The Krusty Krab, which is operated by a penny-pinching crustacean named Mr. Krabs. SpongeBob was launched as three shorts on May 1, 1999. It became a series in the summer of 1999, and quickly became one of the highest-rated cartoons on television, eventually even surpassing Rugrats as Nickelodeon's most popular cartoon. The show has had a wide and loyal fan base. In fact, many celebrities are taken away by SpongeBob's antics! Character Guide: SpongeBob SquarePants - If you could describe SpongeBob with three words they would be naive, optimistic, and square. He never seems to know what is really going on. SpongeBob can never be bored because everything he does he uses his imagination. He works at the Krusty Krab, the home of the Krabby Patty, and is a fry-cook legend. His favorite thing to do (besides flip patties) is playing with his best friend, Patrick. His other friends are his neighbors Squidward and Sandy. He also lives in a pineapple! Patrick Star - Patrick, a chubby pink starfish, is SpongeBob's best friend. They even joined the Best Friends Forever Club. Patrick always comes up with some crazy idea that SpongeBob performs. The failures may show that Patrick isn't the brightest creature in Bikini Bottom. In fact, he's far from it. Squidward Tentacles - Squidward lives next door to SpongeBob and Patrick. All he wants is peace and quiet, but living with those two makes it hard. Squidward is always upset about everything (except when he plays his clarinet), which explains why he goes around being Mr. Grumpy. He lives in a house faced like himself, an octopus. He works as a cashier at the Krusty Krab, and, unlike SpongeBob, he hates his job. He would like to become famous and rich. Sandy Cheeks - Sandy, a brown squirrel who normally wears a spacesuit, lives in an air bubble and is one mad, crazy girl from Texas! She's really good in karate and is the strongest character in Bikini Bottom, so NEVER insult Texas while around her, or she'll fix you real nice. She loves science, too! Mr. Eugene H. Krabs - Mr. Krabs is SpongeBob and Squidward's money hungry boss at the Krusty Krab. He really does love his customers and employees a lot (probably for their money), but he'll do anything to get a few dollars, or even a dime! His hobbies include counting money and saying "Argh!" He also has a crush on Mrs. Puff. Gary The Snail - Gary is a snail, but meows like a cat, and he is SpongeBob's bright and faithful pet companion. He's always guiding SpongeBob and directing SB in the right path. Sheldon J. Plankton - Plankton is the main villain of the show. He's in competition with Mr. Krabs with his own restaurant, the Chum Bucket, but his restaurant never gets many people. He's always coming up with plans to steal the Krabby Patty Formula. But, his college educated plans never work. Larry the Lobster - A buff, sporty lobster. He's always at Goo Lagoon, Bikini Bottom's underwater "beach", and even serves as a Lifeguard there. Mrs. Poppy Puff - Mrs. Puff is SpongeBob's Boating School teacher. She is constantly getting hurt by SpongeBob's bad driving. She has given SpongeBob his boating test 1,258,123 times and SpongeBob has failed every one. She doesn't like to talk about Mr. Puff (he got turned into a lamp). Pearl Krabs - Mr. Krabs' whiny teenage daughter who just happens to be a whale. Mr. Krabs loves Pearl more than anything (except maybe money). Squilliam Fancyson - Squidward's rich, high school rival with one eyebrow. He's quite a snob as well, and loves to brag about his money. Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy - Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy are SpongeBob and Patrick's favorite TV superheroes. After having a long-running show, they retired, but soon SpongeBob and Patrick got them back in the game. Mermaid Man is old and cant remember a lot and Barnacle Boy normally has to help him get around. They have appeared in six episodes so far, each named after them. And you can be sure that they'll be back for more. The Dirty Bubble - An enemy of Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy. He is a giant dirty bubble and his weakness is sharp things. He has appeared in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II" & "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V". ManRay - An enemy of Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy. He was frozen in tartar sauce in MM + BB's lair and SpongeBob and Patrick freed him. Has appeared in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III" & "Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy V". The Flying Dutchman - The ghost that haunts Bikini Bottom. He's really good at tying knots, except on shoelaces. He loves scaring people. Theme Song: Captain: Are ya ready kids? Kids: Aye, aye, captain! Captain: I can't hear you! Kids: AYE, AYE, CAPTAIN! Captain: Ohhh..... who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants! Captain: Absorbent and yellow and porous is he! Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants! Captain: If nautical nonsense be something you wish. Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants! Captain: Then drop on the deck, and flop like a fish! Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants! Captain: Ready? Everyone: SpongeBob SquarePants! SpongeBob SquarePants! SpongeBob SquarePants! Captain: SpongeBob... SquarePants! Ar ar ar ar ar ar ar!! Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Animation, Kids
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  1. Nov 26, 2012
    10
    according with roymcgeeters,The show isn't that Bad,It remains..THE SHOW OF OUR SPONGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! . Collapse
  2. Nov 26, 2012
    10
    This Season (for me) is PURE EPICNESS. Spongebob will remain an AWESOME Show (again,For me.)
  3. Aug 7, 2012
    8
    After the Immense success of Season 2/3, and the Blockbuster Movie released, Spongebob was on top of the world. But it was rumoured that Stephen Hillenburg was leaving Spongebob. This turned out to be false, as insrtead, he was moved top executive producer. Along with this, several other writers for the show were replaced as well. With Stephen Hillenburg no longer being the show runner, and a majority of the writers being replaced, it was obvious that Spongebob was going to change. But it turned out this change was for worse. I mean, honestly, what was wrong with the show inetionally that made Nickelodeon to think it was a good idea to change all of the writers? Well whatever was running through their minds, I'l never know, and thus begining the era I cal "The Season 4 Era". Why do I call it this? Well the show wasn't mind blowingly entertaining as it was before, but it wasn't terrible. It was far from it. Actually, I think Season 4 was pretty decent. It felt like a cartoon, it made me laugh, it made me intruiged, and the writing wasn't the best, but it wasn't horrible. I consider season 4 to be the last moments where Spongebob was good. For one thing, the show still had a bit of good ideas left in it, like gary running away, Ms. Puff being replaced, it's all good ideas being pulled off in good ways. Plus, even with the original writers gone, I still laugh at some of the things that spongebob does. It still feels unique, anmd it almost feels like the original writers never left...almost. One real gripe I have against the show is how it looks. Is it me, or does Spongebob look more bright yellow than he should be. I feel like it has a stranger tint to it. It looks so awkward, I can tell season 2/3 episodes from season 4 just by looking at a screen shot. Also there are still some stuff that feels a bit dumbed down compared to previous episodes. I guess they wanted the how to appeal more to younger audiences and not older audiences, but that's just stupid. The voice acting is good as always. Tom Kenny is, once again, genius, and everyone else does just fine as well. But the thing is, everything that Season 4 did right, Season 2/3 did better. It looked better, it sounded better, It made me laugh more ("My Wallets"), and it was just a better show. If Spongebob continued in this direction, the show wouldn't be half bad. It'd be pretty good. Unfortunately, no. I have no idea what happend. Go to season 5+ for my review of the years of "The ughh... Era". Oh, god. Expand
  4. Nov 30, 2012
    5
    This season was OK for about halfway through but started sucking towards the end and since then Spongebob has never been the same. Quite sad. Used to be a great show. Expand
  5. Jun 7, 2013
    0
    This started to become the reason I disliked Spongebob. I just disliked how the characters changed from their original stand points. Now everyone is just completely the opposite of what they were suppose to be. A pure terrible season that barely anything funny came out of it. Expand
  6. Jun 8, 2013
    0
    This was an awful season, it should have never been made. This was just embarrassing to the Spongebob fan club and Nickelodeon. The episodes are just pointless and boring. Expand
  7. Nov 8, 2011
    0
    Oh look, this is the season when Spongebob started sucking! Of course it's AWFUL. Stupid Nickelodeon was greedy and had the show continue when it was suppose to end, and now it's garbage. Expand

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